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When a litter of 10-week-old kittens were brought into the vet for their spays and neuters, one of them, Mochi, was showing signs of a severe heart murmur. The young cat was then referred to the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).
Two wolves, a four-year-old female and a five-year-old male, were recently moved from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aircraft. This translocation project aims to restore wolves to balance the island ecosystem.
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) had more donors than any other college at the University of Minnesota in the previous fiscal year. A total of 4,558 donors made 9,252 gifts in fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30. Both are College records. Only U of M Athletics, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota surpassed the CVM in number of donors.
On May 20, Robert Spencer was at a family funeral when he received the call that Janet Veit, ’96 DVM, had died in a fishing accident in Iceland—an event so stunning it soon made the papers in the Twin Cities and even the Washington Post. Veit had been a veterinarian at Spencer’s clinic, Hillside Animal Hospital of La Crosse, Wis., for 22 years.
“I was so shocked—I couldn’t say anything,” recalls Spencer.
Not many toddlers can accurately predict what they’ll be when they grow up, but Don French, ’51 BS, ’53 DVM, never had any doubts. “I grew up in a rural area in southern Minnesota and got a pony when I was four years old,” he says. It instilled a lifelong appreciation for horses and the work that veterinarians do.
So when Don was accepted into the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), no one was surprised. He graduated in the College’s third class.